Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.

DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best!
What is a doula?

I want to FIND a doula.

Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.

CERTIFIED DOULA DIRECTORY

I want to BECOME a doula.

It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

I AM a doula.

We’d love to have you join thousands of doulas around the world as a member of DONA International.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The Benefits of a Doula

Learn about how a DONA certified doula can help you have a better birth or postpartum experience.

 

The DONA Advantage

 

DONA International is the world’s most respected certifying organization for a reason.

Training and Certification

Is it your time to jump into this incredible field? DONA International can help prepare you for long-term success as a doula.

Continuing Education

Already working as a doula and want to learn more? Check out our DONA approved advanced trainings!

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

Dr. John H. Kennell

DONA International Founder

We’re Here for You.

DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.

Let’s Connect

 

2018 Annual Conference 

Virtual conference available on-demand!   Although the in-person gathering in Ft. Lauderdale is behind us, our online virtual Summit is open for registration and viewing until January 4, 2019! 

Seven engaging speakers, exceptional topics, and an opportunity to watch an informative documentary, an experience sure to increase your knowledge base and help you move your doula work forward!  

Conference Info and Registration

 

 

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Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!

Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk as we increase awareness about the benefits of doula support to families globally!
DONA International and our doulas have contributed to many articles including pieces by The New York Times, Essence magazine, The Washington PostThe Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!

Let’s Connect! 

 

What Is Natural Birth Anyway?

What Is Natural Birth Anyway?

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE It has become clear to me in the past few years that there has been a shift in the meaning of some birth terminology that consumers use to talk about their births. Personally, I cannot pinpoint when the shift...

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The Doula and the Thank You Note

The Doula and the Thank You Note

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE I recently read a great article in The New York Times: "You Should Actually Send That Thank You Note You've Been Meaning to Write" and immediately thought about how this information is relevant to doulas and...

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Five Things You Can Be Doing Now for Business Success in 2019

Five Things You Can Be Doing Now for Business Success in 2019

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The end of the year and the start of a fresh one is a great time to assess what has worked for your business and what services and products need to be tweaked, changed or discontinued for 2019. Here are some...

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Great News! Preventing Maternal Deaths Act Signed into Law!

Great News! Preventing Maternal Deaths Act Signed into Law!

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE In the United States, there is some very good news with lots of reasons to celebrate as 2018 comes to a close. After an incredible effort by many maternal-infant health organizations in the USA, including...

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